Bistrot La Minette
Our goal is for Bistrot La Minette to be accessible to all guests that enjoy superb food and wine, and the company of their companions: hoping to evoke their best memories-or dreams-of traditional French bistrot dining.
Terrine de Foie Gras
House-made foie gras terrine, brioche toast, apricot-Madiera puree, black pepper-crème fraîche, hazelnuts
Escargots à la Bourguignonne
Burgundy snails, garlic herb butter, croutons
Coq au Vin
Red wine-braised chicken, bacon lardons, roasted mushroom, caramelized pearl onion, potatoes
One of our favorite places. The food has always been great. However last night I had the fresh truffles on the chicken. The had no taste and no aroma. I think they were too long under a heat lamp. But whatever they like little pieces of cardboard. I know you can do better
Walking in the front door is like being transported to a cafe in Paris. The ambiance is instantly recognizable for anyone that has traveled through Europe. The atmosphere is lively but not loud so you can easily hear your table mates speaking as a normal conversational volume. The food is simply the best. Staples of French cuisine impeccably prepared and served.
It was wonderful as always. Feels incredibly great to be back. All our love to Richard!
As always, we had a great experience dining here. The escargot are my favorite appetizer. My husband chose the fisherman eggs with mussels, his favorite. The entree selection always has an interesting variety and I ordered pork loin stuffed with apricots and he had the vegetable dumpling.
Combined with an attentive waitstaff who gave us just the right balance of attention and privacy, we love Bistrot. Love it.
And the desserts.... Well, fabulous
We sat outside on the "Terrace". we arrived at 5:15 for a 5:30 reservation and they (hostess, bartender and someone else) basically told us that they were not open yet and that we had to wait outside. I asked whether we could order an cocktail in the meantime and was immediately shutdown. So we seated ourselves. Not a great street location but given the current circumstances i understand. We were of course ready when the waiter did appear sometime after 5:30. I could not have an espresso martini, then asked for a tequila and club, they didn't have either. As I tried to explore other options, it continued to be difficult so we settled on a Yards Ale for me and a Diet Coke for my date. The escargot was just Ok (and I love Escargot). The CEuf du pecheur (mussels and poached egg)was fabulous. We decided to stop and have dinner elsewhere due to the experience we were having. The waiter was fine and very attentive but this establishment gave us the feeling that we should have felt priveleged to be there rather than the other way around. I cannot wrap my head around the way that we were greeted. i am sure that two minutes to walk us to a tabel and provide at least some water would not have been to difficult. Probably will not go back.
Fabulous food, great wait staff. A real gem. Went for a birthday dinner and they did not disappoint.
Parisian authenticity at its best. The escargot are a “must order” here. They are delicious, and they are resented in a delightful and Instagram-worthy fashion.
Consistently excellent across the board. This place never disappoints.
Wonderful and very serious French menu. Great bistro food. The service was friendly and highly professional.
We received a gift card as a birthday present, but had never been to the restaurant before. Our experience was wonderful!! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and guided us expertly in terms of wine. Our food was also incredible. I had the beef tartare and the trout, which melted in my mouth. My fiancé had the chilled soup and the vegetarian dumplings and also loved their meals! Can’t recommend highly enough!
Food and ambience was wonderful. Felt like a French bistro.
Wow. Just wow. Our server, Sebastian, was the absolute epitome of five star service. He paired wines with each course as if he had personally worked at each vineyard, and handpicked the grapes himself. We felt like the chef had prepared our dishes as if his/her life depended on it. Absolutely amazing cuisine. Sebastian also hand crafted our cocktails, and frankly would put most bartenders/mixologists to absolute shame. It was not just a pleasure but an absolute honor to spend our date night in your space. Thank you all so much for your hospitality. Anyone who does not dine here are doing a massive disservice to their persona of what a dining experience should be.
Food was excellent. Our server Sebastian was both personable and knowledgeable. All in all, Bistro La Minette is superb. Will be back soon.
Outstanding food, with fun and accommodating service. Loved everything about the experience!
Birthday dinner for my wife. Superb food; excellent service. Merci.
Fabulous, as always! So glad to be back.
The server was fantastic, attentive, and the food was amazing. We would definitely dine again.
An absolutely perfect experience from start to finish!
The duck was exceptional, delicious and crispy,albeit slightly salty.
The escargot was very good as well, except those tiny containers were not steady and moved a lot, making it difficult to remove the hot escargot.
Dessert was lovely.
Highly recommend and will be back!
Marvelous, as always! So glad they survived the pandemic!
Always delicious. Always special. First time back for us in 2021 and it was a celebration. Vichyssoise froide and mille fueille aux framboises were amazing
Great waitstaff and food. A favorite - glad they're back!
Excellent food and superb service. Highly recommend to anyone in the neighborhood.
This is the only restaurant in Phildelphia which i have been to which is truly French. And I have tried them all. It is an incredible achievement since the owners aren’t French! I come here when I’m homesick and any other time I just want good food.
This restaurant is a true neighborhood gem. The food is great and the service is efficient and friendly. It’s truly like being transported to France. It’s great to have them back.
Service excellent. We arrived early for our reservation, but we were seated immediately. Escargot and fois gras were excellent, Mac and cheese to die for. Butter so salty, it brought new meaning to salted butter. Rabbit tender with delicious sauce. Confit de canard a bit salty but also quite tender. Desserts a mixed bag: the Mille feuille aux framboise was quite pretty and tasty. The Bouchon au chocolat was over baked and hard. Quite a disappointment.
Would I give them another try? Absolutely.
Great to be back! The food, wine, service, vibe were all terrific.
The food (filet, rabbit, creme brûlée) were mouth-wateringly good.
The service was attentive and knowledgeable.
The restaurant is as excellent as ever.
Bistro La Minette is just as amazing as it always has been. Perfect for a special occasion. Amazing service delicious food.
Excellent restaurant with great food and service! Highly recommended!
Well we missed them during the pandemic and were hoping against hope they’d be able to reopen/survive. Well they are back open and close to « full swing »! Our food was delicious - the rabbit ... worth waiting for ! Ouais ! Welcome back !
Chris was terrific and the hostess/manager made us feel very welcomed.
If you want to feel like you are in old Paris, come here. French music, great vibe, attentive wait staff and delicious food!
First trip since the pandemic closure. Delighted to find it as good as ever, though with a temporarily reduced menu. Made no difference. Wonderful place.
Hey Philadelphia treasure. This place will transport you to a French village. The food is to die for. Every dish is perfect.
The food was fantastic, like eating in France. Great house wine, great drink list. Everything was perfect.
Bistrot La Minette is rated 4.8 stars by 3446 OpenTable diners.
Bistrot La Minette does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bistrotlaminette.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.